On-the-job injuries are common all around the world and construction accidents in Kansas City are even more frequent. It is important to know safety in the workplace, not only how to stay safe and free from injuries but how to prevent accidents from happening to others as well.
In 2019 the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported a total of 2,814,000 construction accident cases and recorded a total of 5,333 fatal work-related injuries. Up by 2% from the previous year.
As society continues to evolve, we should encourage and push for the many safety requirements and measurements in the work environment.
Leading Causes of Fatalities in the Workplace
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) reports that there is an average of 12 work-related fatalities throughout the United States every day.
OSHA identifies the “Fatal Four” causes of fatalities on construction sites as the leading causes of workplace deaths in the construction industry.
The “Fatal Four” causes of construction fatalities are:
- Struck by an object
- Caught in between objects
Kansas City Construction Case Accidents: Types of Common Construction Injuries
Workers on construction sites who experience the accidents listed above or other trauma can sustain a variety of serious injuries, including:
- Electric Shock
- Knee and Ankle Injuries
- Neck, Back, and Shoulder Injuries.
- Slip and Falls
- Head and Brain Injury
- Spinal Cord Injury
- Eye Injury
- Broken Bones
- Wrongful Death
Kansas City Construction Case Accidents: How to prevent Construction related Injuries
Here are several ways we can prevent construction injuries from happening:
- Follow Warning Signs
- Wear Safety Gear
- Take Regular Breaks
- Provide Safety Training
- Attend Safety Meeting
- Store and Handle Equipment Properly
- Use proper Fall Protection Equipment
- Maintain Equipment
- Keep Up to Date with Safety Meetings
- Conduct Regular Inspections
What Should You Do If You Are Injured on a Construction Site?
- Seek Medical Attention
- File an Accident Report
- Gather Information
- Hire/Consult a Worker’s Compensation Attorney
The Devkota Law Firm has represented so many construction accident clients. We have seen how overwhelming it was for the victims to file an insurance claim against their employer on their own. Make sure you are treated fairly and respectfully by scheduling your FREE consultation today.
If you were involved in a Kansas City construction accident, whether it is your own fault or not, you may be entitled to compensation and should consult an experienced construction accident attorney.